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HP 255 G3 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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The HP 255 G3 Notebook PC is a value-priced notebook with a 39,6 cm (15.6") diagonal display, and a durable chassis in a matte charcoal color, AMD technology, Windows 8.1,1 and key features for... More
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and XSreviews.co.uk the average expert rating of this medium processor cores laptop is 76%.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this portable PC on average 86%.

Reasonably Priced

Seventeen HP 255 G3 owners who purchased the HP 255 G3 agreed that it was good value for money. 5 Bars! mentioned on Amazon “Excellent Value!” in their review of the HP 255 G3. Anthony Herbert Daniels gave the HP 255 G3 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “This laptop is a good buy at a reasonable price” in his HP 255 G3 review. Two years ago Dave Lupton scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his HP 255 G3 review “Great value for money”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Cheap, cheap” in their HP 255 G3 review and rated it as excellent. Davide Aliotta mentioned on Amazon “I had to imagine for how cheap it was” however they scored the product 60 out of 100. Raymond Rose mentioned in his review of the HP 255 G3 “Very pleased with no nonsense deal, computer works excellent”.

Some people mentioned that it was cheap. Robert K. said on Amazon two years ago “My next step is to find out how to get away from Windows altogether, without spending a fortune on a Mac based machine”. Three years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops”. Expert website Xsreviews.co.uk said “The HP255 G3 is a low-cost AMD-powered laptop, provided this time with Ubuntu Linux from Ebuyer” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Several people who bought the HP 255 G3 wrote that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It's great for the Old's to use - inbuild webcam”. Peter M said on Amazon “Easy to use, nicely made, does just what I need”. Sid gave this laptop a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use and looks great” in his review of the HP 255 G3.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup.

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Nice Design

A number of customers concluded that it was a good design. One person wrote that this laptop was good looking. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design” and scored the HP 255 G3 70 out of 100.

One HP 255 G3 owner who reviewed it thought it was neat. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money – and serves as a neat introduction to the promising Ubuntu OS” in their HP 255 G3 review.

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Robust

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The rest of the build is great” in their review and rated it as very good. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on XSreviews.co.uk “Solid design” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,963 expert and owner reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores portable PCs range.

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Good Technical Features

One HP 255 G3 owner wrote that it had good features. Techradar.com said in their review of the HP 255 G3 on Techradar “The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set”.

Good Product Quality

One customer thought the HP 255 G3 was good quality. Two years ago Keith Farnington wrote in his HP 255 G3 review on Amazon “Great service and great quality thank you keith farnington”.

Good for Gaming

One HP 255 G3 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good for gaming. T. Doran mentioned two years ago “Light, portable for my college student, good for studies and gaming! Arrived promptly” and scored this laptop 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

Several people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. B. P. Hutchings mentioned on Amazon “One down side is the battery is supposed”.

Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Portable PCs of this type and age have display diagonals of between 11" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The HP 255 G3 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G3, the HP 255 G3 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G3 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP 255 G3 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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17 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One HP 255 G3 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Xsreviews.co.uk wrote “Big and heavy for a modern laptop” in their HP 255 G3 review.

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G3 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP 255 G3 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz. The processor frequency of the HP 255 G3 of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G3 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (AMD E) is in fact the worst processor family across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The best processor family across comparable types of portable PC is Intel Core i7.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and type have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the HP 255 G3 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP 255 G3 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 31 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 45Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The HP 255 G3 is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago have between two and three processor threadss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 255 G3 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 255 G3 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 G3 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 G3 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3 is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 G3.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of this type and age the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2840273_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel® RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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